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Woman charged with revenge porn in Batavia

Suspect picked up nearly 18 months after indictment

Brandy L. Lukacs was charged with felony nonconsensual dissemination of a sexual image.
Brandy L. Lukacs was charged with felony nonconsensual dissemination of a sexual image.

BATAVIA – Batavia police served an arrest warrant on a DeKalb woman in connection with a felony charge of non-consensual dissemination of a sexual image – also known as revenge porn – police and court records show.

Illinois law on revenge porn – that is, disseminating non-consensual sexual images – was passed June 1, 2015 and is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000, if convicted.

The warrant was served Oct. 6 on Brandy L. Lukacs, 24, of the 800 block of Pleasant Street, DeKalb, based on a charge from Feb. 13, 2019, records show.

According to the charging documents and the May 16, 2019 Grand Jury indictment, Lukacs intentionally disseminated an image “whose intimate parts are exposed in whole or in part, and the defendant obtained the image under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private, and the defendant knew or should have known that (the person) had not consented to the dissemination.”

At the time the charges were filed, Lukacs lived in Aurora, court records show.

A warrant for her arrest was issued after the indictment, court records show.

Her bond was set at $10,000 of which 10% with $1,000 required to be posted as bail, court records show.

Lukacs was released from the Kane County jail after a friend posted $700 cash for her bail, court records show.

She is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 10.

The Kane County Chronicle has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the full Batavia police report.

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